why does my right from rim get red hot and the other not as much ?

Asked by Nov 11, 2014 at 02:07 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when im out driveing around for a while and then stop for the day my right rim is so hot it burns my hand the other one is just warm i know they get warm form driveing but this doesent seem normal  any sugestions?

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You may have a break caliper hanging on the passenger side. I would recommend pulling the wheel and caliper off and inspect it. Make sure the piston is not hung up and all of the slides are functional and not gummed up with brake dust. Verify pads move freely in the caliper, clean and scrape off rust, brake dust, debris, etc..

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